How long does it take to cook a 14 lb turkey at 200 degrees?
Asked by on Nov 26, 2008
If I put my 14 lb turkey in at 200 degrees, how long will it be before it's done?
Some people say to cook a turkey overnight at 200 degrees Fahrenheit, but the USDA does not recommend cooking a turkey at temperatures less than 325 degrees. Long slow cooking at low temperatures encourages the growth of bacteria, especially when the turkey is stuffed. Always use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of turkey and stuffing. Both are safely cooked when the temperature is at least 165 °F. At 325 degrees, it takes about 3.75 hours to cook an unstuffed 14 pound turkey. Read about how not to cook a turkey from the Guide to Busy Cooks at About.com.